MLG Americas Minor viewer's guide

With the MLG Regional Minor Championship Americas knocking on the door, we have prepared a viewer's guide in which you can find all the information you need to follow the event including groups, the schedule, the talent, and more.

Two Brazilian and six North American teams will duke it out at the MLG Arena from May 19-22 for two spots at the ESL One Cologne Offline Qualifier and a prize-pool of $50,000.

The contest will start with two groups of four teams as they will battle in a GSL format where the opening, the winners' and the elimination matches will be best-of-ones while the deciders will be played as best-of-threes.

The groups are:

Group A Group B
Brazil Tempo Storm Canada OpTic
United States NRG United States Selfless
Canada Kaliber  United States Winterfox
Canada TSM Brazil WinOut

A double-elimination and a best-of-three format will come into effect in the playoffs where a team will have to win two series to earn a spot at the Major qualifier. The full schedule can be found below:

Thursday, May 19th
18:00 Brazil Tempo Storm vs. Canada TSM BO1
19:10 United States NRG vs. Canada Kaliber BO1
20:20 Canada OpTic vs. Brazil WinOut BO1
21:30 United States Selfless vs. United States Winterfox BO1
22:40 Group A - elimination match
BO1
23:50 Group A - winners' match
BO1
01:00 Group B - elimination match
BO1
02:10 Group B - winners' match
BO1
       
Friday, May 20th
18:00 Group A - decider match BO3
20:20 Group B - decider match BO3
22:40 Semi-final #1 BO3
     
Saturday, May 21st
18:00 Semi-final #2 BO3
20:20 Upper bracket final BO3
22:40 Lower bracket final BO3
 
 
Sunday, May 22nd  
18:00 Consolidation final BO3
20:20 Grand Final BO3

The eight-man broadcast crew listed below will be bringing you the action on MLG's channel:

United States Chris Puckett - Host

United States James "Jame^s" O'Connor - Analyst
Canada Garett "Grt" Bambrough - Analyst 

United States Joey "Helium" Cunningham - Caster
Canada Mohan "launders" Govindasamy - Caster
United States Cory "Megaman" Gilbert - Caster
Canada Chad “Sprawll” Sadler - Caster
Canada Alex "Vansilli" Nguyen - Caster

The prize-pool breakdown of the event is:

1. - $30,000 + ESL One Cologne Offline Qualifier spot
2. - $15,000 + ESL One Cologne Offline Qualifier spot
3. - $5,000

You can check out our preview while you are waiting for the matches to start as we dive deeper into the participating teams. Also, you can check out our event page for extensive coverage of the Americas Minor.

 

United States James 'Jame^s' O'Connor
James 'Jame^s' O'Connor
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
APR:
0.00
Canada Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Mohan 'launders' Govindasamy
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.76
APR:
0.13
Canada Garett 'Grt' Bambrough
Garett 'Grt' Bambrough
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.66
Maps played:
20
KPR:
0.46
DPR:
0.78
APR:
0.10
n1, good luck
2016-05-19 17:53
all nonamer casters apart from BASED LAUNDERS
2016-05-19 17:50
Nah Helium is good
2016-05-19 18:03
Launders been putting in work lately. Glad to see it
2016-05-19 18:27
all these lowskill teams. they should invite some EU team to make better game
2016-05-19 18:03
TS gonna win
2016-05-19 17:51
nt ruski
2016-05-19 17:51
Optic*
2016-05-19 18:09
2
2016-05-19 17:50
xd
2016-05-19 17:50
1
2016-05-19 17:50
#8
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
n1
2016-05-19 17:50
#9
Sweden MJeyy 
NA CS 4Head
2016-05-19 17:50
5
2016-05-19 17:50
1st
2016-05-19 17:50
s
2016-05-19 17:50
Good luck
2016-05-19 17:50
#14
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Sweden alizi 
n1
2016-05-19 17:50
dh
2016-05-19 17:50
qew
2016-05-19 17:50
#17
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Poland czeczeniec 
1
2016-05-19 17:50
ez NA
2016-05-19 17:50
#19
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Russia Reph 
ez mixwell
2016-05-19 17:50
n1
2016-05-19 17:50
#21
mimi | 
Finland teemadej 
n1
2016-05-19 17:50
ez for TS
2016-05-19 17:50
sdfsdf
2016-05-19 17:50
ez
2016-05-19 17:50
#25
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Australia 100T_TOP_100 
too slow
2016-05-19 17:50
TS > ALL
2016-05-19 17:50
first
2016-05-19 17:50
expected
2016-05-19 17:51
#31
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Korea Cormag 
RiP Analysts and Casters :( This event gonna be real bad without any experienced talent to supplement newcomers like James or GRT (both coaches so def have the knowledge but not the experience as analysts)
2016-05-19 17:52
I hope it goes well for WinOut. They seem to have got a decent team together. Also hope for my man Relyks to do well :) Edit: Also looking forward to see young Twistzzz on LAN. He has the potential to get really good.
2016-05-19 17:53
#33
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Argentina ZaraLarsson 
lol why they are playing games in dawn
2016-05-19 17:52
MLG Silver
2016-05-19 17:52
#35
Ukraine faj 
ez for optic
2016-05-19 17:55
I remember grt from 1.6
2016-05-19 17:57
#37
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Poland Astoner55 
Ez for TS and OpTiC, heard it here first))
2016-05-19 18:01
#44
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France StickyRice 
For sure. The other teams are shit. Optic and TS are good (even on the whole scene EU included, they aren't ridiculous at all).
2016-05-19 21:28
#45
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Poland Astoner55 
yup
2016-05-19 21:38
#46
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France StickyRice 
Selfless isn't that bad to be honest. NRG used to be good (in terms of NA) but they failed vs Selfless on previous LAN and only 16-13 vs Team Kaliber today.
2016-05-19 21:39
#41
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Spain akproxx 
Ts and optic or winout
2016-05-19 18:18
Winout is trash lol
2016-05-20 02:22
if optic doesn't at least get to finals then it's time for hec to pull the plug on these garbage ass niggas.
2016-05-19 19:04
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